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Crawford W. Long. Engraving by R. O'Brien. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine (B017305).

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Long, Crawford Williamson (01 November 1815–16 June 1878), physician, surgeon, and pioneer anesthesiologist, was born in Danielsville, Georgia, the son of James Long and Elizabeth Ware. Long’s father, a prosperous and public-spirited planter and merchant who was clerk of the local court and a member of the Georgia Senate, named his son in honor of his friend ...